Welcome Ben Wickerham to Our Conservation Team!

The Gratiot Conservation District would like to welcome Ben Wickerham as our new Watershed Technician/Coordinator for our “Bad River Watershed Sedimentation Reduction Plan" for which we recently received funding through the Great Lakes Commission. Ben brings with him a great deal of knowledge and experience in working with conservation projects throughout the State of Michigan. In recent years Ben has served as the national office Regional Representative to Michigan’s 37 chapters with Pheasants Forever, worked as the Michigan Envirothon Coordinator for the Michigan Association of Conservation Districts (MACD), served as the Administrator/Education Coordinator for the Genesee Conservation District, worked as a Stream Profiling Coordinator for the Flint River Watershed Coalition, worked as a Watershed Project Coordinator for the Branch County Conservation District, served as a surveyor & research assistant with the Michigan Natural Features Inventory and worked on several habitat maintenance and restoration projects with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Ben completed his undergraduate studies at Michigan State University with a degree in General Zoology and a concentration in Environmental Biology. We look forward to having him join our conservation team here in Gratiot County and encourage you to stop by the office to welcome Ben to the Conservation District. Sincerely, Julie Spencer, Gratiot Conservation District Administrator

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